Radical long-distance nationalism: why so many Polish migrants choose to hate online?

Image source: Polacy w Edinburgh (Polish Facebook Group in Edinburgh)
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Image source: Polacy w Glasgow (Polish Facebook Group in Glasgow)

I'd like to believe that the right-wing extremists are a tiny minority of the Polish community in Scotland.

It is clear that their hate echo-chambers provide them with a sense of purpose, identity, and power.

Image source: Polacy w Glasgow (Polish Facebook Group in Glasgow)

Through their radical online extremism, some Scottish-Poles re-invented their idea of Polishness. But what are the roots of the problem?

Image source: Polacy w Glasgow (Polish Facebook Group in Glasgow)
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In the end, it’s hard to decide if they are the ones who created online hate — or if it's the online hate that created them.

  • My views are obviously not representative of the entire Polish community in Scotland.
  • Please note that I’m happy to discuss my work. However, any online threats will be reported to the law enforcement authorities, if necessary legal action will be taken.

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